Geography

Geography-logo1 copyGeography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places, people and the environment. It helps us all make sense of a changing world and how society, the economy and environment combine to bring about change. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed and how people and their environment interact.

 

 

At KS3 Year 7 and 8 study a variety of topics as they journey around the world in the class room.

Year 7

Year 8

Place

Topic

Place

Topic

Antarctica

Human
and Physical

Oceania

Tectonic
Hazards

Glaciers

Climate Change

The UK

Settlement

The Middle
East

Energy &
Fossil Fuels

OS Map Skills

Desert

Coasts

Asia

Population

Weather & Climate

Economic
Development

Africa

Savannah

North
America

Tropical
Storms

Drought

Rivers

Aid

South
America

Tropical
Rainforest

Russia

Tundra & Taiga

Trade

Tourism

 

At KS4 Year 9 – 11 study the OCR B specification. We have a range of fieldwork opportunities in Year 9 and 10. The topics are as follows:

Assessment Overview

Content Overview

Our Natural World

(01)

 

70 Marks

 

1 hour 15 minutes

written paper

 

3 SPaG marks

35%

of total

GCSE

  • Global Hazards
    • Weather and tectonic hazard
  • Changing Climate
    • Past climate changes
    • 21st Century impacts worldwide and on the UK
  • Distinctive Landscapes
    • Coasts and one other (both must be UK landscapes)
  • Sustaining Ecosystems
    • Tropical rainforests and polar environments
  • Fieldwork and Geographical skills

People and Society

(02)

 

70 Marks

 

1 hour 15 minutes

written paper

 

3 SPaG marks

35%

of total

GCSE

  • Urban Futures
    • Urbanisation
    • Ways of life in an LIDC or EDC city
  • Dynamic Development
    • Uneven development
  • UK in the 21st Century
    • Population and economic changes
    • Political and cultural influence
  • Resource Reliance
    • Food security
  • Fieldwork and Geographical skills

Geographical Exploration

(03)

 

60 Marks

 

1 hour 30 minutes

written paper

 

3 SPaG marks

30%

of total

GCSE

  • Synoptic assessment of topics linked to components Our Natural World (01) and People and Society (02)
  • Geographical Skills
  • Decision Making Exercise